The aim of Christian Education at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church is to support our parish members of all ages in an ongoing process of teaching and learning to assist each individual in living out his or her baptismal covenant. Our Christian Education volunteers are parents and members from the parish, many of whom are professionally trained teachers. They share the love of Christ and a way of life that provides support and encouragement for each of us on our Christian journey.
Depending on the age group, teachers are encouraged to engage others in stories and to stimulate conversation and reflection. We also hope to use children’s imagination to foster in them creative and spontaneous thoughts. Whenever possible, life experiences are woven into the teaching and learning activity. We respect all different styles of learning and different developmental levels. However, we do ask those in our Church School program to make a commitment to regular attendance so that we can create opportunities for them with a level of consistency.
A nursery is provided for infants and children up to age 3 during the 9:00 a.m. service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school, and up to age 5 at 11:00 a.m. service.
This St. Clement’s Sunday School program is for children preschool to 5th grade. Within this rotation style program the children will have the opportunity to learn about one lesson for 4-8 weeks in a variety of different ways. This gives the children an opportunity to immerse in the lessons through different workshops including art, games, drama video, kitchen, garden and more.
Journey to Adulthood
The Journey to Adulthood program of spiritual formation is a six year program separated into three two year segments: Rite 13, J2A and YEA. Based on two key concepts that manhood and womanhood are gifts from God and that adulthood must be earned. Journey to adulthood provides a liturgical frame for young adults’ experiences in our modern culture. This program celebrates the individuality and creativity of each child. It instructs each child in the skills needed for successful adult participation in church and society.
E.T.C., also known as Episcopal Teen Community, welcomes all youth, 6th grade thru 12th grade, to meet Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in Davis Hall for youth fellowship. Our youth group leader, Abel Betances, is a student at Kennesaw State University who works to keep our teens engaged through regularly scheduled events, in-reach to the parish, and outreach to our community.
As a member parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta we have opportunities to grow and learn as a diocese. Our youth regularly attend “New Beginnings” and Camp Mikell events. Events of interest to all ages are sponsored throughout the year at the Cathedral of St. Philip in downtown Atlanta.